Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Britain: U.K. Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999

Authors

  • Anthony H. Richmond Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.22070

Keywords:

United Kingdom, asylum, law, refugee status, discrimination

Abstract

Trends in the numbers of asylum applicants in Britain 1997-00 are examined, together with changes in the law and in the treatment of refugees in the U.K. The system is designed to deter claimants, penalise anyone assisting illegal entry and aims to expedite removal. New regulations control the location of asylum seekers in the country, pending determination of their status. Differential treatment of various nationalities indicates systemic discrimination against certain groups.

Published

2000-07-01

How to Cite

Richmond, A. H. (2000). Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Britain: U.K. Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 19(1), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.22070

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